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Here's a new dilemma for me. Nico and Desi both came from the breeder litter box trained (litterbox with a puppy pad in it, not the litter). When I had only Nico, this worked really well. He mostly went outside, but when no one was there to let him out, he'd use the litterbox. When we added Desi to the mix, we discovered that he wasn't really house trained. You could take him outside, and then 3 minutes after you brought him in he'd go in the box. That became a problem only because he and Nico started shredding the puppy pads. After a few weeks of that, and at the suggestion of folks here, I bought the non-disposable pads that you wash. I've had one of those in the box for two days and there is still no need to wash it - they're not using the box. Desi, however, went in the house. I have all hardwood floors, with a small piece of vinyl thrown on top of it in the kitchen where I usually have the crates, and Desi did have the courtesy to go on the vinyl (you wonder how they know to do that, don't you?). He's done that twice. I guess my question is - what's the best way to housetrain a pup who is already 6 months old? And is there some magic to getting them to use the new pads?